Glencar/Manorhamilton GAA Club Notes 11/07/2018

Ladies Senior League Champions –  Congratulations to our Senior Ladies team who captured the Division One Ladies League title for the first time in the club’s history last Sunday.  In an enthralling encounter in Leitrim Village the Manor ladies faced stiff opposition in near neighbours St Patrick’s Dromahair. The recent weather ensured optimum conditions for a fast-paced game and the large crowd of supporters from both sides enjoyed an extremely lively game. Dromahair dominated proceedings for the first 15 minutes of the game before the Manor side found their stride which saw goals for Muireann Devaney, Ailbhe Clancy and Leah Fox and ensured a 7 point lead at the interval for the Manor girls. The second half was equally tense, with tenacious tackling in defence, fantastic work rates from midfield and half forwards and a constant threat in front of goals from the Manor side. With the aid of two penalties, Dromahair narrowed the gap, however, some terrific point taking saw the Manor girls capturing the cup on a scoreline of 3-14 to 4-7. Team captain Karen Connolly accepted the cup on behalf of the Glencar Manor Ladies who were managed by Shane Devaney, James Glancy, Eamon Devaney and Dessie McNulty.  Thanks also to the ladies main sponsors McPartland Oils/Sligo Fuels and MacManus Pharmacy.  Attention now turns to the Senior Championship which commences next weekend with Manor having a bye in the first round.  Panel: Alva Sheridan, Rebecca Rooney, Cammie Kennedy, Michelle McNulty, Aoife Gilmartin, Karen Connolly, Annette Ferguson, Dearbhla Rooney, Melissa Hewitt, Roisin Rooney, Ailbhe Clancy, Orlaith Kelly, Siobhan Feely, Leah Fox, Muireann Devaney, Emma McLaughlin, Amanda Sweeney, Laura McCann, Chloe Rooney, Aisling Faulkner, Tara McLaughlin, Aoife Feeney, Laoise Clancy, Eimear O’Connor, Mairead Clancy, Emma O’Hagan, Niamh Feely, Rebecca Rooney, Sarah McGloin, Eimear Feely, Eadaoin Clancy, Mary Broughton, Alaine McPartland, Kate Johnston.

50th Celebration – On the August Bank Holiday weekend in 2019 we will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of our great club. Events will be running throughout the weekend so do be sure to keep it free in your diaries. We hope it will be a gathering of the many people at home and abroad who down through the years represented, officiated, sponsored and supported Glencar Manor. This is an open invitation to everyone who has or had an association with us from 1969 to the present day. More details to follow.

Dunnes Bar All County Leagues- Hard luck to our Division 2 team who came up short against Allen Gaels in Drumshanbo on Sunday last. Our home Division 3 game versus Glenfarne Kiltyclogher did not take place and will be rescheduled while our Senior league game versus Ballinaglera was conceded to us.  This evening (Wednesday 11th July) our seniors travel to take on the County Champions Mohill for an 8pm throw in while on Saturday they are home to Leitrim Gaels in Boggaun at 7pm.  On Sunday our Division 2 team are home to Bornacoola at 12 noon and next Wednesday they are also home to Drumreilly at 8pm in Boggaun. Please continue your support to our adult teams.  Good luck to all involved.

New Arrival – Belated congrats to Enda and Patricia Loughlin, Dromahair on the safe arrival of their baby boy Michael recently.

Academy- Our Club Football Academy for U7s and U9s takes place every Friday evening from 6.30 – 7.30 pm in the Bee Park.  New players joining every week so do be sure to come along and enjoy the fun and games.

U11 Boys – Our U11’s will be participating in the go-games blitzes.  Fixture will be notified to parents once confirmed.

U13 Boys Training – Our U13’s start their championship campaign away to St Joseph’s this Thursday evening at 8pm in Carrigallen.  Please support.  Good luck to the team and management.

U17 Boys – The U17 boys commenced championship action on Monday evening away to Mohill and next Monday evening at 7pm they are away to Annaduff. We wish the lads and their management team the very best of luck in the campaign and please show your support when you can.

Community Games – Good luck to the Manorhamilton Area Community Games Girls U14 Gaelic Football team who are currently preparing for the Connacht finals due to be played in Carrick on Shannon.

U10 Girls – Training continues for the U10 girls on Wednesday evenings in the Bee Park from 6-7pm. New members welcome.

U12 Girls – Our U12 Girls continued in their winning ways last week recording an impressive win over Melvin Gaels on Tuesday evening.  Congrats to Brendan, Vinnie, Grainne and the girls. Next up for the girls is a game away to St Marys on Tuesday 10th July – best of luck to the team.

U16/Minor Girls Training – This group of players train every Saturday morning from 9-10am in the Bee Park.  Contact either Martin Johnston or Tommy Gallagher for further information.

Sympathy – We were very saddened to hear of the passing of Patsy Ferguson, Castle Street, Manorhamilton.  We express our heartfelt sympathy to her beloved family.  May He Rest In Peace.

Annual Club Camp – The Annual Glencar Manorhamilton 3 day Football Camp for boys and girls is back by popular demand this year.  It will take place from Monday 13th – Wednesday 15th August from 10am to 2pm daily.  €20 per child which includes a gift.  Registration forms can be returned at the weekly Football Academy every Friday evening in the Bee Park.  For further details contact Dominic Kelly 086 8511410 or Sheila McMorrow 086 3531705.

Pitch Bookings – All pitch bookings for the Bee Park and Boggaun are to be made through Patrick McMorrow.  Patrick can be contacted on 0868973339.